- May 14, 2020
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I don't trust anyone who can't use a rotary phone or can't fold a paper, gas station road map... And I only trust a few people who can do those things.
I'm gen X, we grew up in your wake resulting in the highest rates of suicide and substance abuse of any generation. We raised ourselves while boomers partied, they got "free love" we got AIDS. Millennials are crap because they were raised by boomers to think they were special. Gen X hated the boomers before it was cool.
I owned gas stations in the 70’s and 80’s, now you can’t even find one. There mega fuel depots now. And try and find a map when you’re on vacation. Oh wait, there on your phone now.I don't trust anyone who can't use a rotary phone or can't fold a paper, gas station road map... And I only trust a few people who can do those things.
As was noted you are quick to defend your comments, no matter how mistaken they are, by referring back to only certain portions of what you said and skipping over the rest. You also fail to address the basis of your allegations which, in this case, concern a whole generation of people you write off as the single cause for the issues we are experiencing in our nation. According to you boomers are also selfish and so out of touch with today's world they lack the ability to master new skills.They did get us where we are today. Took all the benefits of being in the most prosperous country in the world and ran it into the ground by being self absorbed. Like I said it isn't every boomer, and the ones here are less likely to be involved due to there place on the political spectrum. Prior generations were concerned with the success of future generations, the boomers didn't the opposite leaving a social and economic mess that will take decades to clean up, if it can be cleaned up.
I was a garbage man for the final 10 years of my working career which proved to be very profitable. No I wasn't cool and didn't ride around on the back of the truck but the waste industry is like liquor stores and funeral homes.....the garbage man on the other hand, the one that rode around on the back of the truck, cool AF.
Looking back from this high perch, 77 years old, it has been an amazing ride. In my case, from not having electricity, in-door plumbing, having never heard of a TV, to a compooter whiz, setting here, spouting hillbilly wisdom! If the world changes as much the next 77 years, as it did the last 77, I can't even imagine what this world will be like? Life in old age is GOOD, ENJOY EVERY DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!They call us ”The Elderly”
We were born in the 40-50-60’s.
We grew up in the 50-60-70's.
We studied in the 60-70-80's.
We were dating in the 70-80-90's.
We got married and discovered the world in the 70-80-90's.
We venture into the 80-90’s.
We stabilize in the 2000’s.
We got wiser in the 2010’s.
And we are going firmly through and beyond 2020.
Turns out we've lived through EIGHT different decades...
TWO different centuries...
TWO different millennia...
We have gone from the telephone with an operator for long-distance calls to video calls to anywhere in the world.
We have gone from slides to YouTube, from vinyl records to online music, from handwritten letters to email and Whats App.
From live matches on the radio, to black and white TV, colour TV and then to 3D HD TV.
We went to the Video store and now we watch Netflix.
We got to know the first computers, punch cards, floppy disks and now we have gigabytes and megabytes on our smartphones.
We wore shorts throughout our childhood and then long trousers, Oxfords, flares, shell suits & blue jeans.
We dodged infantile paralysis, meningitis, polio, tuberculosis, swine flu and now COVID-19.
We rode skates, tricycles, bicycles, mopeds, petrol or diesel cars and now we drive hybrids or electric.
Yes, we've been through a lot but what a great life we've had!
They could describe us as “exennials”; people who were born in that world of the fifties, who had an analog childhood and a digital adulthood.
We've kind of “Seen-It-All”!
Our generation has literally lived through and witnessed more than any other in every dimension of life.
It is our generation that has literally adapted to “CHANGE”.
A big round of applause to all the members of a very special generation, which will be UNIQUE.
Keep on keeping on!